Following the lead of another minister I read about, I challenged the congregation to 21 days of no murmuring, complaining, or argumentative interactions. It sounds extreme, but the Apostle Paul said believers should not be doing it at all, much less for 21 days (Philippians 2:14-15).
What does it say about me when I say that I trust God, but complain like a teenager told to clean his room when the weather, traffic, meal, etc. do not measure up to my expectations? It says that I do not trust God’s decisions in this matter. If I do not trust Him in these little things, do I really trust God at all?
If I am to “shine as bright lights in darkness” as believers should, I must stop acting like the people dwelling in darkness! Being “All In” encompasses ALL nooks and crannies of life.
“Do all things without murmurings and disputings. That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world” (Phil. 2:14-15 ESV).